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About Libman Education

Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce offering self-paced and instructor-led online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Our courses are specifically designed to improve individual skills and increase the efficiencies and competencies of health care providers and institutions. At Libman Education, we understand the needs and challenges of a well-trained workforce and offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care professionals are prepared to meet the challenges of the changing workplace.
For the Record Magazine Publishes Article from Libman Education on Managing Coders, the Future of Coding, and Career Advancement

For the Record Magazine Publishes Article from Libman Education on Managing Coders, the Future of Coding, and Career Advancement

The November-December 2021 edition of For The Record Magazine has published an article by Libman Education’s Director of Education, Angela Lima, BS, CCS, CDIP, COC, CIC. Titled “The Future Looks Bright for Coders,” the article draws from Libman Education’s 2021 HIM Professional Census, and discusses Managing Coders, the Future of Coding, and Career Advancement. Read the […]

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Announcing New CCS Exam Review with Live Instruction to Prepare Coders for the CCS Exam January 8 – February 12, 2022

Announcing New CCS Exam Review with Live Instruction to Prepare Coders for the CCS Exam January 8 – February 12, 2022

Taught by experienced coding educator Cari A. Greenwood, RHIA, CCS, CPC, CICA BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – November 11, 2021 – Libman Education has released the dates for its upcoming CCS Exam Review with Live Instruction. Taught by experienced coding educator Cari A. Greenwood, RHIA, CCS, CPC, CICA, the program builds on the foundation of Libman Education’s very popular […]

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Health Information Technology + Physical Therapy = My New Role as a Trauma Registrar

Health Information Technology + Physical Therapy = My New Role as a Trauma Registrar

by Laura Gerovac, PT and HIT Student I am truly thrilled that on my career journey, both my physical therapy experience and medical coding/health information pathways have converged into that of a Trauma Registrar. This has been a perfect match for me, being able to combine and connect both fields. A Trauma Registrar is indeed […]

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Coding Education for Providers: Creating a Positive Environment

Coding Education for Providers: Creating a Positive Environment

By Victoria Jennings, RHIA, CCS, CPC-A Here is what you specifically need to understand about education: “When an atmosphere encourages learning, learning is inevitable.” (Elizabeth Foss) Well, that sounds very reasonable. But what makes an “atmosphere that encourages learning?” Thinking now of my providers, what will increase their willingness to learn? I have been educating […]

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Why Would a Provider Use Terms of Uncertainty in Documentation?

Why Would a Provider Use Terms of Uncertainty in Documentation?

By Kay Piper, RHIA, CDIP, CCS Merriam-Webster Dictionary definitions of “uncertain” shed light on why a provider may use an uncertain term. Scan this list of definitions… Dubious – giving rise to uncertainty, doubtful outcome, questionable or suspect as to true nature or quality Doubtful – unsettled opinion, marked by qualities that raise doubts about […]

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Unsure About Terms of Uncertainty? Recommendations from Industry Leaders

Unsure About Terms of Uncertainty? Recommendations from Industry Leaders

By Kay Piper, RHIA, CDIP, CCS In the absence of official advice from either AHA Coding Clinic or Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, I am researching which terms organizations accept as reasonable phrases to document uncertain diagnoses. In Part 1 of this series we reviewed what we know for sure–the Inpatient and Outpatient ICD-10-CM […]

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Unsure about Terms of Uncertainty? Time to Cast Your Vote!

Unsure about Terms of Uncertainty? Time to Cast Your Vote!

by Kay Piper, RHIA, CDIP, CCS As an Inpatient Coder or Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS), do you, like me, feel relief that ICD-10-CM Guidelines direct to code an uncertain diagnosis documented at discharge as confirmed? You can probably recite the uncertain terms listed in Guideline II.H Selection of Principal Diagnosis and Guideline III.C Reporting Additional […]

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